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matty79

Bins on their way!!!

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Hi all

This is my first post on here so just saying a quick hello to you all. Am a new sky watcher from Cheshire, UK. I've been reading these forums for weeks and weeks now and have eventually decided to buy a pair of Revelation 15x70 bins to start me off on the (expensive) road lol, hoping for a Skywatcher 200P in the next few months once I can find my way around the sky better.

Have i made a decent decision in these binoculars?

Matt

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Hi Matty, welcome to SGL, you have started in the right fashion, bins are really usefull in helping to get a grip on what you can observe, the Revelations are pretty decent although you may need a tripod to hold them steady.

Good luck with them :)

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bins are great every one as a pair a should think,and they do show alot and have a good field of view great start point and easy to use let us no how you get on with them,when ya get tham

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Hi Matt and welcome to SGL :)

Nothing wrong with the 15x70's - I have the Celestron equivalent and I can see no difference when using the Revs. You'll need a tripod though cos they're a spot weighty to hold for a long time. A s/h cheap camera tripod will be more than adequate. I also found a fine tuning head very useful ;)

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Thanks all, if there is one thing i've learned from this forum is that theres always a wealth of advice at hand. Do FLO ship on saturdays? if not am sure they will be delivered before midweek anyway.

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hi matty and welcome to sgl, the bins are really useful, and great for grab an go when you dont have a lot of time

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Hi Matty, welcome to SGL.

You will enjoy those bins, have a look at the star clusters, they really open them up. My favorite is the Beehive cluster in Cancer.

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Hi Matt and welcome. Binoculars and learning you way around the sky i a great place to start. I have a pair of 15x70,s and love them.

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That was my thinking, I feel its worthwhile just to see how much i enjoy standing in the cold night after night before splashing out hundreds of squids lol. I've been making do with an old pair of cheapo 10x50's and think i have seen a faint fuzz just under Orions Belt, would that have been possible or could it be due to one of the many scratches on the bins' lenses?

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Matty your 10x50's almost certainly have given you a view of M42 in Orion as a faint fuzzy patch. Your new bins will show a bit more though.

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Ahhh thats cool, even from a modest pair you can see so much more. Its awe inspiring isn't it seeing whats up there and realising how insignificant we really are.

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Hi Matt and welcometo SGL :) Im amazed at what I can see in my 10x50's so the views should be quite special with the 15x70's. Enjoy

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Am really looking forward to them coming, I know they arent a match compared to some of the equipment on here but will be better than anything i'm used to. I've got an old Tasco tripod given to me so will bodge a mount out of that.

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Hi Matty and welcome to SGL. I'm amazed what I can see through my 8x25 bins. Can see so much in the Pleiades star cluster.

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Hi Matt and welcome to SGL. Have you thought about joining your local Astronomical Society? You get to have a peek through other peoples' kit before you buy and it's a great way of tapping into the local knowledge!

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